I’m not one of those people who LOVE, LOVE, LOVE making cards. I like it well enough, but it’s not one of my favorite crafts. So when I do make a card I like to make one that I can make rather quickly and make multiples of. THIS fits the bill nicely, thank you very much!
Not only is it easy enough for a beginning crafter but it also has a patriotic theme that will allow you to send it to anyone almost all year long.
Here is what you need:
- 1103-69 Darice 4×5 Blank Cards and Envelopes
- 1201-15 Darice Shape Hole Punch Value Pack
- Red Cardstock
- Blue Cardstock
- 12 inch Paper Trimmer
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stamp Pad – Vintage Photo (optional)
Cut a square of blue paper to 2 inches by 2 inches and punch holes with the star shaped punch. Punch randomly and don’t forget to save the stars you punch out for a future project.
Cut 2 red stripes to 1/2 inch by 5 inches and 2 stripes to 1/2 inch by 3 inches.
If you wish, you can use the Distress Ink Stamp Pad to add color to the very edges of all of the pieces.
Adhere in place as shown.
That’s all there is to it! Two pieces of red 12×12 cardstock and 1 piece of blue 12×12 cards stock should yield approximately 26 cards and I made them all in less than an hour. Not too shabby! 😉
Editor’s Note: This would also be a wonderful project for a Scouting group to do, and then send these cards to local vets in nursing facilities for Veteran’s Day- a great way to earn that service patch!